Five American writers, including Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson, are among the 13 nominees longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prizeannounced Wednesday from the UK.
Nominees for the literary prize, for fiction written in English, include writers from Ireland, New Zealand, India, Nigeria and Jamaica.
The nominees are:
Bill Clegg (US), Did You Ever Have a Family(Jonathan Cape)
Anne Enright (Ireland), The Green Road (Jonathan Cape)
Marlon James (Jamaica), A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications)
Laila Lalami (US) ,The Moor’s Account (Periscope, Garnet Publishing)
Tom McCarthy (UK), Satin Island (Jonathan Cape)
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press)